Deliver data pipelines at the speed of business
As a data engineer, you are responsible for creating data products used in your organization. You acquire, clean, transform, and publish data to facilitate its use by other systems, applications, and people. Your job requires building trustworthy data pipelines to deliver value to the business while keeping pace with data source proliferation and quality that is often hard to ascertain.
How Alation Helps Data Engineers
CONNECT AND UNDERSTAND SOURCE DATA
PREPARE HIGH-QUALITY DATA
VALIDATE AND PUBLISH DATA PRODUCTS
VISUALIZE AND MANAGE YOUR DATA PIPELINES
Deliver data products with confidence
Connect and understand source data
Finding data for use in your pipelines has always been a complex matter. Alation lets you connect to sources across the enterprise and quickly discover relevant trusted data. Rapidly analyze source data using Alation’s intelligent SQL editor, Compose. Converse with experts using conversations and Alation Anywhere for Slack to leverage the most relevant data assets.
Prepare high-quality data
Understanding data quality is time-consuming and resource-intensive when done manually. Alation’s data health shows the current data quality based on the rules defined in external data quality and observability tools. Gain additional insights by using data profiling in Alation to help resolve and cleanse the data and make it ready for use.
Validate and publish data products
Testing data using Alation’s intelligent SQL editor, Compose, makes it easy to collaborate on validation queries and share the results with the data community in the data catalog. Data engineers can save time communicating testing outcomes and publishing data products faster.
Visualize and manage your data pipelines
Tracking transformations is vital to understanding how data changes as it moves through your pipeline. Proactively monitoring the pipelines to correct issues promptly is critical to having trusted data. Alation enables viewing the end-to-end lineage, including the data’s health and quality, which helps data engineers mitigate risk.
An organization’s data culture only grows when information is shared. In Alation, data engineers can provide tips on using data in articles to broaden self-service of the data and accelerate data-driven decisions. An upfront investment of time and effort delivers significant savings in supporting ongoing data use in the future.
Read how Alation is benefiting Data Engineers
“Riot Games has improved the efficiency and workflow of both engineers and analysts who use Alation. Engineers can focus on creating and managing data pipelines, and less time answering questions, while analysts focus on deriving insights from data, instead of searching for and asking engineers about it.”
Senior Data Architect, Riot Games
“Spark chose the Alation Data Catalog to promote faster data search and discovery. This empowers their data engineers and analysts to derive insight from customer and other company data, no matter where it’s located.”
Domain Chapter Lead – Data Engineering, Spark